Antimicrobial prodrug activation by the staphylococcal glyoxalase GloB

With the rising prevalence of multidrug-resistance, there is an urgent need to develop novel antibiotics. Many putative antibiotics demonstrate promising in vitro potency but fail in vivo due to poor drug-like qualities (e.g. serum half-life, oral absorption, solubility, toxicity). These drug-like properties can be modified through the addition of chemical protecting groups, creating “prodrugs”…